dizwar
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dizwar asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

I know 18th- & 19th-century women were often named after virtues (Charity, etc). But were they ever given Greek names, such as Hippolyta?

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    Ancient Greek names Common in 18th and 19th Century women.

    Agatha

    Aglaia

    Agnes

    Alex

    Alexa

    Alexandra

    Alexandria

    Alexandrina

    Alexia

    Alexis

    Allie

    Ally

    Althea

    Anastacia

    Anastasia

    Andrea

    Andrina

    Andy

    Angela

    Angelica

    Angelina

    Angeline

    Anthea

    Aphrodite

    Apollonia

    Ariadne

    Ariana

    Ariane

    Arianna

    Arianne

    Artemis

    Athanasian

    Athena

    B

    Berenice

    Bernice

    C

    Candace

    Candice

    Caren

    Cary

    Cassandra

    Catharine

    Catherine

    Catherine

    Cathryn

    Chairman

    Chloe

    Christa

    Christian

    Christiana

    Christina

    Christine

    Cleo

    Clio

    Cloe

    Coleen

    Cora

    Core

    Corina

    Corinna

    Corinne

    Corrine

    Corinne

    Cressida

    Cybil

    Cybill

    Cynthia

    D

    Damaris

    Daphne

    Delia

    Denise

    Dione

    Dora

    Dorcas

    Dorinda

    Doris

    Dorothea

    Dorothy

    E

    Eftychia

    Eirene

    Elaine

    Elaine

    Electra

    Elena

    Elissa

    Ellen

    Eugenia

    Eugenie

    Eula

    Eulalie

    Eunice

    Euphemia

    Euphrosyne

    Euphemia

    Evadne

    G

    Genesis

    Georgia

    Georgiana

    Georgian

    Georgina

    Greta

    Gretta

    H

    Hebe

    Helen

    Helena

    Helene

    Hermione

    Hero

    I

    Ilona

    Iolanthe

    Irene

    Iris

    Isadora

    Isidore

    Ismene

    J

    Jacinta

    Jocasta

    Jorja

    K

    Karen

    Karin

    Karina

    Karyn

    Kassandra

    Katharine

    Katherine

    Kathryn

    Kathryn

    Katrina

    Katrine

    Khloe

    Khloe

    Kirsten

    Kirsten

    Kore

    Krista

    Kristen

    Kristin

    Kristina

    Kristine

    Krystin

    Kristina

    L

    Lalabe

    Larisa

    Larissa

    Lena

    Lexa

    Lidia

    Lois

    Lydia

    Lyra

    M

    Margaret

    Margaret

    Margaret

    Margarita

    Margery

    Marita

    Marjorie

    Marjory

    Melanie

    Melissa

    Melissa

    Melody

    N

    Nancy

    Nervosa

    Nichola

    Nichole

    Nicholine

    Nicola

    Nicole

    Nikita

    O

    Oenone

    Olympia

    Olympias

    Ophelia

    P

    Pallas

    Parthenia

    Penelope

    Persephone

    Press

    Peta

    Petra

    Phaedra

    Phoebe

    Philippa

    Phyllida

    Phillips

    Phillis

    Philomena

    Phoebe

    Phyllida

    Phyllis

    R

    Rhea

    Rhoda

    Rina

    S

    Sandra

    Sapphire

    Selena

    Selene

    Sibyl

    Sibylla

    Sofia

    Sophia

    Sophie

    Stacey

    Stacey

    Stacy

    Stacie

    Stacy

    Sybil

    Synthia

    Syntyche

    T

    Teresa

    Tessa

    Thais

    Thalia

    Thea

    Theca

    Theca

    Theodora

    Theodora

    Theresa

    Tina

    Trina

    Tryphena

    V

    Veronica

    X

    Xandra

    Xanthe

    Xena

    Xenia

    Z

    Zenobia

    Zoe

    Zoë

    Zoey

    Zooey

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  • Zhu
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It wasn't unknown. Biblical names were popular, too. 

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Both Greek and Latin names were fairly common.

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